Back2Better: Going Above and Beyond the Norm with Tammy Erickson
Today, the success of your business depends on people other than yourself taking actions that are impossible for you to pre-determine or specify. It is essential that everyone throughout your organisation care and think: to sense changes in the customer needs, to innovate solutions, to work with others to form agile networks and relationships for delivery, and to excel at a myriad of other “intelligent” tasks.
None of these intelligent activities can be standardized. In fact, approaches to organizing and leading that worked brilliantly in an industrial world, work against success in intelligence activities. The key now is to create environments that drive commitment and encourage the best possible efforts across a broad base of employees.
Tammy Erickson, five times named one of the 50 most influential living management thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, has worked with senior leaders around the world for over thirty years. Drawing on this experience, she has developed the powerful D-I-C-E model for leading intelligent organisations, showing how all great leaders of intelligent organisations Disrupt, Intrigue, Connect and Engage.
The conditions imposed by the pandemic have made it even more important for employees to invest their discretionary efforts, while increasing the challenge for leaders to create a cohesive environment. Meeting this challenge requires leaders to go “above and beyond” what might have seemed like a normal level of application of the D-I-C-E components.
In this session, Erickson will share practical approaches to leading in intelligent organisations through the pandemic, while establishing practices that will build strength for the future.
Tamara J. Erickson is a McKinsey Award-winning author and a widely-respected authority on new approaches to leadership, the changing workforce, collaboration and innovation, and the nature of work in intelligent organizations. At London Business School, Erickson designed and directs the school’s leadership programme for senior-most executives, Leading Businesses into the Future and works with executives in a number of custom and open programmes.
We are excited to partner up with Executive Networks to bring an exclusive collection of new resources for navigating change through the Back2Better webinar series, which includes 50 Webinars in 50 Weeks. The series officially kicked off in September 2020 and focuses on real-time actionable insights from the world’s top business leaders, academics, and HR thought leaders that help organizations adapt and evolve to the new future of work.
A catalyst for deeper exploration of the world of work, Back2Better is a platform for community knowledge-sharing that will help prepare forward-thinking organizations and their leaders to evolve and grow in the months to come. Through informative webinars delivered over the course of 50 weeks, this program covers timely topics selected moment to moment through a process informed by Executive Network member surveys, research from the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard, and insights from an esteemed advisory board. This is your opportunity to explore how you can adapt to the future of HR post-COVID with leading business professionals from Harvard, NYU, Amazon, and other top institutions and organizations.